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Heroes of the Enlightenment Changes in Society (Part 2 of 2)

By the end of the 18th century, many Enlightenment ideals about society had been put into practice by three remarkable men: Nicolas de Condorcet, who advocated for civil rights, the abolishment of slavery and gender equality; Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence; and Frederick the Great, whose “enlightened absolutism” meant religious tolerance in Prussia. This program profiles ...
  • 2011
  • 00:52:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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Heroes of the Enlightenment The Power of Knowledge (Part 1 of 2)

The 18th century movement known as the Age of Enlightenment saw the rise of intellectuals who endorsed freedom of thought apart from the dictates of state and religion, thus laying the foundation for advances in science, social philosophy and culture. This program discusses the contributions of Immanuel Kant, Isaac Newton, Denis Diderot, the Marquês de Pombal and Erasmus Darwin. Part 1 ...
  • 2011
  • 00:52:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Confucius

Great thinkers like Confucius proposed new ideas about how to rule more wisely and live in a better society. It is still impossible to understand modern China without understanding Confucius.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Socrates

The father of western philosophy discovers the limits of democracy and free speech.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Siddhartha

Andrew Marr visits the Buddhan Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India, dedicated to The Buddha, who offered a new way of living with no place for violence.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Gandhi

Andrew Marr describes how Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence during British led rule through a campaign of civil disobedience. He explores the background to the campaign, the key events and negations, and Gandhi’s legacy through the 20th century. Warning: There are some scenes of violence. Teacher notes: Gandhi's concept of non-violent resistance and the role of civil disobedience were ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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CBC Docs POV Shut Him Down: The Rise of Jordan Peterson

In less than one year University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson has gone from near anonymity to being lauded as the most important public intellectual in the Western world. How did this happen? Shut Him Down provides an intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse of Peterson's meteoric and controversial rise to fame as the film unravels his stand against preferred (trans)gender pronouns and political correctness, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/22/2018

Small Talk Friendship

This Small Talk episode looks at the power of relationships and what makes someone a friend.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:29
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/24/2018

Small Talk Goodness

This episode of Small Talk looks at the idea of morality, more specifically the importance of being a good person and why it’s important to be one.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:20
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

Small Talk Mistakes

This episode of Small Talk looks at the role that making mistakes in one’s life plays, how we can learn from them and the importance of making them.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:05
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

Small Talk Our World

In this Small Talk episode, kids share their thoughts on the planet as a whole and how we as people can improve it.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:11
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

Small Talk Life

This Small Talk episode explores the meaning of life, how to live one that is fulfilling and what that means.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:26
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

The National Free Speech Under Attack

Is free speech under fire on Canadian university campuses? Some say it's being stifled in the name of political correctness and reject the idea that speech should be limited to protect people. Others say lines need to be drawn with hate speech.
  • 2017
  • 00:15:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 6

With the theme of language, this episode of Exhibitionists takes a look at artists who are inventing their own vocabulary as they translate, define and create.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

Cross Country Checkup Art and reconciliation

The Secret Path is a powerful film about an Indigenous boy who dies escaping a residential school. Does art — films, books and music — offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? Guests include Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road, The Orenda and most recently the novella Wenjack; Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer and songwriter; Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for ...
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2016

Ideas The Degrowth Paradigm

The degrowth movement is a relatively new contender in the economic and political debates that swirl around humanity's future. Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence. Author and essayist Richard Swift explores the degrowth alternative, in theory and in practice.
  • 2013
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/11/2014

Ideas Ideas from the Trenches: The Living Dead

There are about 50,000 PhD candidates in Canada. Most of them toil away for years in relative obscurity. This is the debut of an occasional series which tries to turn their research into an hour of radio. In this inaugural episode, producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic follow the work of PhD student Myriam Nafte, who studies the circulation and ...
  • 2014
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/14/2014

Ideas The Fool's Dilemma

Bertrand Russell said, "the trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt." Recent research in psychology suggests that our confidence often exceeds our competence. Our brains, researchers claim, take shortcuts and jump to conclusions that flatter us. Can we accurately assess what we know, or are we all subject to the ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/14/2014

Ideas Massey Lectures 2013: Power and Spectacle (Part 4 of 5)

Part four in the five-part Massey Lectures series from 2013, Blood: The Stuff of Life. Celebrated author Lawrence Hill explores the scientific and social history of blood, and the ways that it unites and divides us today. Violence and power need blood. When we want to hurt people or entertain ourselves at their expense, we lust for blood. How blood enters ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014

Ideas Massey Lectures 2013: Secrets in Our Blood (Part 5 of 5)

The last of five parts in the 2013 Massey Lectures, Blood: The Stuff of Life. Celebrated author Lawrence Hill explores the scientific and social history of blood, and the ways that it unites and divides us today. Our blood contains many secrets: an identity we have chosen to hide, crimes we have committed, children we have engendered, people to whom we ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

Ideas Massey Lectures 2013: Belonging (Part 3 of 5)

The third of five parts in the 2013 Massey Lectures, Blood: The Stuff of Life. Celebrated author Lawrence Hill explores the scientific and social history of blood, and the ways that it unites and divides us today. The ties we create with each other are just as significant as the ties we share with family, by dint of blood. Are blood ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

Ideas Massey Lectures 2013: Truth and Honour (Part 2 of 5)

The second lecture in the 2013 Massey Lectures series, Blood: The Stuff of Life, by celebrated author Lawrence Hill (The Book of Negroes). We associate blood with notions of truth and honour in at least two ways: first, how we go about removing it from human bodies, and once it's out, what we use it for; then, what happens when we ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

Ideas Massey Lectures 2013: Blood Counts (Part 1 of 5)

The first of five lectures in the 2013 Massey Lectures series, Blood: The Stuff of Life, by celebrated author Lawrence Hill (The Book of Negroes). Who am I? Who are you? How are we tied? How our own notions of blood have evolved over thousands of years, and some ideas about how our own blood can betray us.
  • 2013
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

News in Review - March 1999 Y2K: Millennium Chaos?

With the coming of the year 2000, governments, businesses, private organizations and individuals are wondering what is in store for them when the clock strikes midnight and the new millennium begins. This is the kind of news story that requires that we ask some basic questions: what will definitely happen, what might happen and what will definitely not happen? Finding ...
  • 1999
  • 00:11:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1999

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